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Russian civilian and military clothing in the 14th-18th centuries

Alexander Vasilevich Viskovatov was a Russian military historian who lived in the first half of the 19th century.

He was the author of a unique multi-volume book “The historical description of clothing and weapons of Russian troops” with detailed descriptions of the military and civil clothing in Russia from 862 AD until the reign of Emperor Nicholas I.

Russian clothing in the 14th-18th centuries. Shirt.

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This book, published in St. Petersburg in 1841-1862, is to this day one of the most popular sources of information about the history of military costume. Let’s look at some examples of Russian civil and military clothes of the 14th-18th centuries. Source: humus.

Russian clothing in the 14th-18th centuries. Azyam, sermyaga and cap.

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Kaftan and cap. The town of Torzhok in the early 17th century.

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Ferez’ and cap.

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Ohoben’ and cap.

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Odnoryadka tafiya and cap. The village near the town of Tver in the 17th century.

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Russian fur coat and cap.

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Tursky coats and gorlatnaya caps. The town of Saratov in the early 17th century.

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Polish coat and gorlatnaya cap. The town of Pskov in the 17th century.

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Terlik and murmolka cap. The town of Astrakhan in the early 17th century.

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Tursky kaftan and murmolka cap. Kolomna Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.

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Zipun, tafya, and cap.

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Platno and gorlatnaya cap. Moscow Kremlin and Armory.

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Russian armament in the 14th – the second half of the 17th centuries. Men-at-arms in tegilyay and iron caps.

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Russian armament in the 14th – the second half of the 17th centuries. Man-at-arms in bakhterets and shishak with yelovets. The town of Novgorod in the 16th century.

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Man-at-arms in bakhterets and helm.

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Man-at-arms in kolontar’ with barmitsa and paper cap.

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Men-at-arms in yushman and shishak.

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Man-at-arms in yushman and misyurk.

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Man-at-arms in kuyak and copper cap.

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Man-at-arms in zertsalo and helm. Moscow Kremlin in the 17th century.

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Voivode in two armors and yerihonka. Ancient castle of Neilauzen in Livonia.

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Voivode in zertsalo, privoloka and yerihonka.

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Mounted zhiltsy in 1678.

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Streltsy in 1613. Church of St. Basil and the Kremlin wall in Moscow in the early 17th century.

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Streltsy of Lutokhin’s and Ivan Poltev’s Moscow Strelets Regiments in 1674.

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Russian harness in the 14th-18th centuries.

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